Fall clubs have all wrapped up with the exception of KAST, which has one last make up session on Wednesday, December 3rd and Mad Science which will end on December 10th. Thank you so much to the staff and parents who volunteered their Wednesday afternoons to offer fun, educational activities for our students. All club leaders were presented with a “Thank You” gift card from Starbucks as a small token of our appreciation. If you are interested in assisting with the planning or running of spring clubs, please let us know!


Carrabbas Italian Grill will be hosting a Dining Out Spirit Night for McAuliffe on Tuesday, December 16th. They need to know how many people to expect. Please RSVP using this link. Register for each person in your party. If we do not get 20 people to RSVP by December 13th, they will cancel our event. Look for a flyer after Thanksgiving with more details.


Family Fun Night: Crafts for Staff: Join us in the media center where we will create holiday crafts for ALL the wonderful McAuliffe staff! Wednesday, December 10th, 6-7:30pm. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served!

Holiday Potluck Lunch for Staff: The PTA would like to thank our awesome McAuliffe staff and wish them happy holidays by serving a Potluck Lunch on Thursday, December 18th. We will be looking for donations of casseroles, sandwiches, fruit & veggie platters, desserts and drinks. Look for more information soon! We will have a Sign Up Genius website set up to record who is bringing what. We will have a paper copy as well.

Giftwrapping for Staff: The PTA would like to offer the gift of TIME to our staff this holiday season. We are going to organize a day for staff to bring in gifts that they would like to have wrapped by a group of volunteers. We will be looking for donations of giftwrap, gift bags, bows/ribbon, tags and tape. If you are interested in helping to wrap, please contact Tara Dwyer (taraf824@hotmail.com) or Sarah Barrett (sarahfbarrett@msn.com).


We are thrilled to report that we are up to 213 members! That’s our highest membership total ever! But we know there are still many families who are not part of the PTA. We want to be sure that our membership is as diverse as our community, so if you haven’t done so already, consider joining today! JOIN ONLINE through PayPal! Your support means a lot and your membership dues help fund a wide range of classroom resources and activities!

2014-2015 PTA Exec Board

Sarah Barrett, President. email: sarahfbarrett@msn.com. phone: 301-452-7104

Holly Jankowski, Vice President. email: hollyjankowski@gmail.com

Eliane Bartholazzi, Treasurer. email: beliane@hotmail.com. phone: 301-972-6697

Marianna Kasprzak, Secretary. email: marianna.kasprzak@gmail.com

Minutes from 2014-15 PTA meetings can be found by the following links:

(No October Meeting)